facebook twitter rss vimeo

*
banner

Dance moves for Engeset and Bjorsvik at Siddis

A quartet of very different dance moves will test the lips not hips of the experienced pairing of Bjarte Engeset and Bjorsvik Brass at the Siddis Entertainment contest in Stavanger this weekend.

Bjarte
  Bjarte Engeset will lead the dance moves with Bjorsvik Brass at the Siddis Entertainment contest in Stavanger

Bjorsvik Brass will be hitting the dance floor this weekend at the Siddis Entertainment contest in Stavanger.

Led for the first time by the renowned Norwegian conductor Bjarte Engeset (above), the band, which is made up of many former players from Eikanger Bjorsvik, will present a programme entitled, 'Danzon d'amour'.

Lips not hips

However, with some of the players not quite in the Shakira/John Travolta shape of their youth, the programme will consist of four dances of very different genres and styles that make demands on their lips and not their hips....

Star euphonium player Tormod Flaten told 4BR: "We are all looking forward to enjoying ourselves and dusting off the best dance moves from our younger days — even if we move a little more slowly than in years gone by."

Meanwhile, soprano player Frode Rydland added: "It's always great to work with such a brilliant conductor as Bjarte, and I'm sure he will inspire us all on a great programme of music."

Dance quartet

'Danzon d'amour' will consist of a quartet of four different pieces — starting with an arrangement of Anton Dvorak's, 'Slavonic Dance No 15', inspired by a Serbian Kolo dance, which features virtuoso leg work but with very little movement above in the upper body.

There will also be a little beautiful Schubert, a euphonium led trip to the Austrian Bierstube favourite 'Bariton Lechner' and a Cuban inspired finale in what promises to be a set of innovation and inspiration, as the MD Bjarte Engeset told 4BR.

"Since I started conducting, I have seen, with joy, the quest to bring original, captivating music to performances that embody a strong awareness of style," he said.

"Such performances can energise and renew the communicative force in each work between the performer and the audience.

So even though all four pieces we present in Stavanger could be labelled as dances, I think it challenge us to find four very different and very particular styles — from Schubert and Dvorak to the Oberkrainer Music of 'Bariton Lechner', which I have to say is new to me, but great fun."

However, with some of the players not quite in the Shakira/John Travolta shape of their youth, the programme will consist of four dances of very different genres and styles that make demands on their lips and not their hips...4BR

Relishing

He added: "The 'Danzon No. 2' by the Mexican composer Arturo Marquez to finish is a wonderful challenge, but one the players are relishing.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves and is inspired to dance a little with our programme — even if it is in their seats in the hall to start with!"



ptrumpet

4BR Shop: Flash the plastic!

June 22 • There is a great deal on the iconic plastic pTrumpet through the 4BR Shop at the moment thanks to Band Supplies.


Jagger

Jagger makes stone's throw move to sop

June 22 • Rob Jagger has made the move from bumper-up to soprano cornet for Grand Shield champion Hammonds.


Bass trom

Are you in the market for a bass trombone?

June 22 • If you are looking for a pro level bass trombone then John Packer has one ready and waiting for a new home...


Muggeridge

Muggeridge takes Flight with life saving CD

June 22 • Former Fairey Band baritone player Keith Muggeridge has launched a fund raising CD to say thank you to the brilliant Air Ambulance Service that helped save his life.


The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF


Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD


Blidworth Welfare Band - Organist Keith Hearnshaw

Saturday 23 June • St Andrews Church, The Green, Swanwick, Derbys DE55 1AN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Charity Celebration Concert

Saturday 23 June • St Thomas Church, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield WN4 9PL


York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Crewe Brass

June 22 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.


Lydbrook Band

June 22 • Lydbrook Band are recruiting a 2nd Trombone to our join our Championship section band . This is a great opportunity to be part of the premier band in the Royal Forest of Dean.


Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM
Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator